Community Profile: Wayne Ng
Periodically, we will showcase some of our neighbours along the
Georgetown South Project rail corridor and staff working on the project. In this
issue, we profile Wayne Ng who lives near the construction for the Strachan
As a long-time resident of the King and Strachan area, Wayne Ng is very
interested in the work GO Transit is doing at the Strachan Overpass.
“I like to keep informed and know what is happening in my neighbourhood,” says
Wayne gesturing to his pile of local and national newspapers and community
newsletters. In his quest to keep informed, he reads everything he can get his
hands on related to the community including the GTS quarterly newsletter (mailed
to residents along the rail corridor) to keep informed on what is happening with
the GTS Project.
“My family has lived here since 2003. We know most of our neighbours by name and
feel like we are part of a great and cohesive neighbourhood,” he adds. Located
close to King and Strachan, Wayne’s condominium balcony overlooks the rail
corridor, and the construction for the Strachan Avenue Overpass. “When my son was very little, he liked to look out the window and watch the GO
Trains pass by,” says Wayne. “He loves riding the GO Train. I took him on the
train heading east on the Lakeshore East line and he just found it fascinating.
He stood looking out the window and was so excited to be on a train.”
Wayne’s son, a student at Niagara Public School, recently participated in GO
Transit’s Rail and Construction Safety Program. Launched in the spring, this
program is focused on teaching students how to be safe around construction sites
and operating rail corridors.
“I like how the traffic in this area is a bit slower because of construction,”
says Wayne. “There are less cars speeding on residential streets.”
During a visit to the Strachan Community Office, Wayne looks at a rendering of
the Strachan Avenue Overpass. “It looks good,” he says, referring to the final
product. “It will be safer and improve the traffic flow.”